College of Engineering at Salahaddin University was the first college to estabilsh a computer related academic program in the region. Software and Informatics Engineering which was named as Software Engineering Department started with only 20 students. The number of students gradually increased and now we have over 200 students in the undergraduate program (BSc). In 2002 the department started a high diploma degree, afterwards in 2006 MSc. courses started to be given to MS students.
The department acts as a dynamic research department, drawing skilled researchers from the region and reacting swiftly to the changing technological landscape. Some 15 researchers are currently working within the department, including academic staff, research staff, and research students. A part of these research activities, the department has a well-known annual fair named SEDAF.
Software Engineering Department Fair-SEDAF
The exhibition aims to focus attention on the extensive research activities undertaken within the software and to give our students the opportunity to present their projects to Kurdistan’s community. The entire projects are designed and proposed for both private and public sectors use, and hence the government institutions in particular will get benefit in implementing these projects in order to provide services to the citizens effectively and efficiently. There are different professional software projects for presentation in the exhibition along with various posters every year. The projects are more feasible for KRG’s institutions.